Voice of The Simpsons' Mrs. Krabappel Dead at 70
Character will be 'retired' with death of actress Marcia Wallace
By Ruth Brown, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 26, 2013 2:01 PM CDT
FILE - This Sept. 5, 2007 file photo shows Marcia Wallace during TV Land's 35th anniversary tribute to "The Bob Newhart Show" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Wallace, who played a receptionist on the show, and...   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)

(Newser) – Actress Marcia Wallace, best known as the voice of Springfield Elementary teacher Mrs. Krabappel on The Simpsons and wisecracking secretary Carol Kester on The Bob Newhart Show, has died, Entertainment Weekly reports. She was 70 years old. "She was beloved by all at The Simpsons and we intend to retire her irreplaceable character," producer Al Jean said in a statement. Wallace, who had previously overcome breast cancer, won an Emmy for her work on the long-running cartoon in 1992, and was nominated for another in 1994 for a guest role on Murphy Brown, the Hollywood Reporter reports.

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Oct 29, 2013 7:46 AM CDT
My you rest in peace. I will always remember you from the Bob Newhart show.
Norman Johnson
Oct 27, 2013 12:37 PM CDT
RIP Bob Newhart's secretary,Carol.
Oct 26, 2013 8:22 PM CDT
Loved her on the old "Bob Newhart Show". Her voice was unmistakable on "The Simpsons". Even before I knew who was voicing Mrs. Krabapel, I knew it had to be Marcia Wallace. She always brought a smile to my face when I saw her on TV. RIP.